photo l.a. returns to the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for its 21st edition January 12 —16, 2012. Continuing the discourse on photography’s place in the fine arts, photo l.a. provides galleries from around the globe a platform for the exhibition of vintage masterworks and contemporary photography, as well as video and multimedia installations. This exciting juxtaposition creates the unique environment that characterizes photo l.a.
The opening Gala Reception, which will be held January 12, 2012 from 6 – 9 pm, benefits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography. Our special host of the evening will be Moby, with guest DJ Aaron Byrd (KCRW).
Over the past twenty-one years, photo l.a. has exhibited more than three hundred galleries, private dealers and publishers and has presented more than one hundred and fifty lectures and collecting seminars to the public. Our continued efforts to create a dynamic experience for our patrons has not only increased our loyal fan base, but has attracted over eleven thousand interested collectors, curators and dealers of photography each year.
As the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945 — 1980 initiative continues into January, photo l.a. will include installations focusing on post-WWII art created in Southern California. January is also LA Arts Month, a collective effort by the city and its arts organizations to attract enthusiasts and collectors to Los Angeles.